Definition of dogged
: marked by stubborn determination a dogged competitor dogged devotion
Examples of dogged in a Sentence
Her dogged efforts eventually paid off.
a dogged pursuit of power
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Her senior season has proven trying for the dogged infielder.
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Origin and Etymology of dogged
First Known Use: 1700
Synonym Discussion of dogged
DOGGED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dogged for English Language Learners
: having or showing the attitude of a person who wants to do or get something and will not stop trying : stubborn and determined
DOGGED Defined for Kids
Definition of dogged for Students
: stubbornly determined He continued his dogged search for the truth.
doggedlyadverb “And I'm doing it for their sakes,” she told herself doggedly … — Mary Norton, The Borrowers
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